[Bf-committers] FFMPEG in extern

Peter Schlaile peter at schlaile.de
Sun Sep 13 21:01:06 CEST 2009

Hi folks,

tonight, I finally found out, what made Blender crash on certain DV-files 
with the official version of ffmpeg, which was my last show stopper on 
removing ffmpeg from extern. (It was in fact a bug in Blender, that 
triggered an even nastier bug in ffmpeg... for the curious: do never ever 
seek on a ffmpeg stream that just failed to decode a video frame...)

So: if nobody complains, we could remove


now, since using system libs (or at least very recent SVN-versions of the 
mentioned libs) should be fine.

If nobody complains, I'd remove those libs and update the config files 
accordingly next weekend.

We should state somewhere within the docs, that official blender releases 
should at least contain a ffmpeg release build against recent static 
versions of those libs. (or we pin down a certain SVN release, that we 
consider stable, I'm open for opinions here.)


Peter Schlaile

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